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Machen, Known For Prosecuting Corruption, To Step Down As U.S. Attorney In D.C.

U.S. Attorney for D.C. Ron Machen announced Monday that he will retire at the end of the month after more than five years as the city's top federal prosecutor.

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On The Market: The McDonnells' $944,000 Home In Glen Allen

The soon-to-be-former home of Bob and Maureen McDonnell in Glen Allen, Virginia, was put on the market last week for nearly $1 million as the couple waits for their appeal.

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Proposal Would Put Sexual Misconduct On Maryland Students' Official Transcripts

If students are suspended or expelled, or if they drop out because of a conviction of a sexual offense, it would be included on their official transcript under a bill being pushed by Montgomery County Del. Maricé Morales.
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Protesters Criticize D.C. Police For 'Jump-Outs' And Other Police Tactics

Protesters used a D.C. police oversight hearing on Tuesday to denounce policing tactics they termed heavy-handed and racist.
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Dozens Captured In D.C. Area Under Federal Immigration Agency's Sweep

Under the federal Operation Cross Check, more than 50 arrests were made in Virginia, about three dozen in Maryland and a handful in D.C.

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Virginia Arrest Records Show Racial Disparities

Data from the Virginia State Police show that police in the commonwealth arrest African-Americans for a number of offenses at percentages that are much higher than those for white people.

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Jewish Community Primary Target Of Hate Crimes In Montgomery County

Roughly half the hate crimes reported to police in Montgomery County last year appear to have been anti-Jewish, according to a new report from police.
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'Strange Feeling' For Families Observing Court Appearance Of Accused Killer

The parents of slain college students Morgan Harrington and Hannah Graham have gotten their first look at alleged killer Jesse Matthew.

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Bill On Cigarette Trafficking Faces A Divide Within Virginia GOP

A Republican in Virginia's Senate wants to tweak rules for cigarette retailers — and put cigarette sales under a different regulator — to help halt trafficking, but his colleagues on the House side recommended killing the legislation.

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In Maryland, A Move To Change Who Approves Parole For Prisoners Serving Life Sentences

Maryland is one of just a few states where the governor must still approve parole for those who are serving life sentences. Supporters of changing that are pushing a bill during this year's General Assembly that would give that power to a commission.

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